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WordPress Origin Story

Worked on WordPress off and on for over 10 years during the 201X and beyond. But my main CMS was Drupal because of its more sophisticated programming model. Then when I was faced with finding a flexible social network that I could easily modify, I was forced to reconsider WordPress with BuddyPress and BuddyBoss instead of Open Social from Drupal. Now I am using WordPress for many websites and wish that I had made the switch earlier. WordPress leaves the plugin developers to set up their own approach and just keeps the core stable versus Drupal being more opinionated about certain best practices. Over time I see how this has led to the free market coming up with more usable solutions for WordPress. So now, I am thankful to have all these options available for WordPress. Premium versions may cost extra, but it is well worth saving the extra development time in many cases. A good case for the free market prevailing.

  • Member Since: June 12th, 2012
  • Location: TX, USA
  • Website: mylabbook.org
  • Job Title: President
  • Employer: Labbook Tech, LLC
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  • Created a topic, Very capable timeline, easy to use, and flexible with features that I needed., on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I was trying out different timelines and the other one…

  • Created a topic, Best Knowledgebase, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    This is a great plugin for a knowledgebase. I ended up…

  • Posted a reply to Where is data in database?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    At least one place where the data is stored for this plugin of "Custom Profile…

  • Posted a reply to Not working anymore, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Can I ask why you gave it 5 stars?

  • Created a topic, All imports lead to Delicious, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I may be doing something wrong, but I would like to ge…

  • Created a topic, Simple and works well., on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Was looking for something as simple as possible to add…

  • Created a topic, Excellent plugin, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Works well with .webm files, which is not the case wit…

  • Created a topic, Nag screen is unbearable, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    The plugin itself is really nice, but I can't turn off…

  • Created a topic, No individual pictures in WordPress 5.03, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    We just upgraded to WordPress 5.03. The grid of pictur…